Residency Application Process

The Neurosurgery Residency Program consists of seven-years of clinical training and accepts two positions each year filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Our NRMP code is 1848160C0.

The service is divided between the University of Kentucky and the Veteran’s Administrative Hospital. 

How to Apply

Applications for each recruitment year, which begins in September, should be completed by October 20. Applications for this program are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and must include: 3 letters of recommendation (one from a neurosurgeon), personal statement, medical school and USMLE transcripts, and photo. Step 1 is required to complete your application. A passing score of Step 2 is required by Match Day.   

*UK accepts the J1 visa*


National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)


When the review process is complete and applicants for interview have been determined, all those selected will be notified by email simultaneously, followed by telephone calls if no response is received within 24 hours.  Appointments are scheduled based on the order in which applicants respond because we can only accommodate a limited number of candidates each date. 

  • The NRMP code is 1848160C0 

  • Interview Dates: November 2, 2017; November 9, 2017; November 16, 2017; December 7, 2017

  • Application deadline: October 20 

Interview Information

All interviewees are invited to dinner with our residents the evening prior to their interview; spouses/significant others are welcome to attend.  We understand travel constraints may make it difficult to attend this dinner and attendance is not mandatory, but you are strongly encouraged to attend if possible.  These casual dinners provide opportunity for candidates to learn more about the program as well as Lexington.

Hotel Information

Hilton Lexington Suites

245 Lexington Green Circle

Lexington, KY 40503-3309

The Program Coordinator will send your name to the hotel for arrival Wednesday and departure Thursday.  We are making the reservation but you will be responsible for the hotel charges.  Additional information will be after you are invited to interview.  Should you make other arrangements, email Mrs. Sindelar at

The hotel provides a shuttle to and from Bluegrass Airport.  Direct line courtesy telephones to the hotel are located next to Baggage Claim.

The hotel is providing a shuttle to and from UK Hospital for resident candidates.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding the application process, Please Contact: 

Stacey Sindelar

Neurosurgery Education Coordinator

Phone: (859)323-6263

Fax: (859)323-1330